The State vs. the Dead Body of Matthew Gambrell

Date: 
August 12, 1843

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Suicide
Cause of Death Method: 
hanging
Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths…in a certain woods standing and being the said Matthew Gambell being then and there alone with a certain manilla rope of the value of 12 cents which he then and there had and held in his hands and one end thereof he then and there put about his neck and the other end thereof he tied about the bough of a certain tree and himself then and there with the cord aforesaid voluntarily and feloniously and of his malace a forthought hanged and suffocated

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate

Location

Inquest Location: 
at James Mattison's

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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